Dorothy Solinger, political science professor, has been named as the UCI Emeriti Association’s 2011 recipient of the Outstanding Mentoring Award. 

An expert on East Asian politics (especially China), Solinger is being recognized for her mentoring efforts above and beyond her regular faculty responsibilities, particularly pertaining to her mentorship of junior faculty and graduate students at other institutions and her focus on gender equity and ethnic diversity.

“Dorie has served as a mentor to numerous young scholars by providing constructive comments on books and manuscripts, providing career and professional guidance, conducting tenure reviews, serving as a dedicated reviewer for the flagship journal The China Quarterly, and involving junior faculty in publication opportunities,” says political science department chair Mark Petracca.

“Dorie is warm-hearted and extremely generous with her time,” says Lei Guang, political science professor at San Diego State University.  Guang is one of more than two dozen successful China scholars that Solinger mentored over two decades, and one of several who saw her as a “surrogate advisor” over the years.

“It is owing to Dorie’s encouragement and advice that I have kept to my professional goals and thrived as a China scholar myself,” he goes on.

Solinger will be honored at the Emeriti Association’s June awards ceremony.  Read more about Solinger’s latest accomplishments.

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